I recently had an idea for a startup I was really passionate about. Unfortunately, I am not a technical guy. After a while of tossing around my idea, sketching interactions, and trying to find a technical co-founder or freelancer, I actually found one. Something didn´t feel right though… so I put the whole thing to a halt. It seems like I was rushing to build something instead of focusing on validating my idea. The whole process of starting a software company without technical expertise can be quite daunting. Fortunately, “The Lean Startup” read together with your article has given me new hope to go at it from a different approach. Thank you!